For Immediate Release
27th July 2022
SECURITY SECTOR UNDER ATTACK
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) views and finds the killings of Security Guards in this country is an attack to the security sector and has gone too far. These brutal killings are taking place at a time where SATAWU is fighting and negotiating wage increment in the security sector with the employer. Our Members and Workers in the security sector are not safe, and it is very sad and worrying that each week in this country a security guard is gunned down while on duty. It is very clear that the sector is at war with criminals who won’t backdown without a fight. Recently two security personnel were shot and killed in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.
SATAWU has learnt with sadness that the recent attack on Security guards took place over the weekend in Claremont in Cape Town where an on-duty securities were shot dead and stripped of their firearms. Security Guards play a critical role in this country. We once again call on government and authorities to intervene on these barbaric acts against our people. SATAWU is also of the view that these firearms are used by the criminals to commit other serious crimes like murder and robbery.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) still finds it to be an insult for the employer to refuse to meet the employees halfway with their 16% demand of increase under the conditions and difficulties that they come across daily. These companies are exploiting our members and we want to reassure our members and the society that will continue to fight for them, that includes their safety while on duty and salaries.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) wishes to send its heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. May they find strength during this difficult time. We also call on everyone who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to anonymously report to the nearest South African Police Service. SATAWU is of the view that in order to fight crime and GBV in this country we need to work in hand with law enforcement agencies.
Issued by SATAWU Issued by SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko : 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet : 071 021 1903
Head of Communications Amanda Tshemese : 062 945 7217